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- King Charles on the John Peel stagehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p021w2bg.jpg2014-07-29T16:41:00ZWatch highlights from King Charles' set on the John Peel stage at Glastonbury 2014http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/fed809c7-6615-4d9f-8295-48ecec946e72?clipfocus=p023rn4wSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 5 mins
King Charles on the John Peel stage
- King Charles chats to Huw Stephenshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02chprs.jpg2012-08-20T15:00:00ZKing Charles, moustachioed gent and friend of Mumford & Sons, was live with Huw - hear all the chat and clips from his Maida Vale session tracks.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/fed809c7-6615-4d9f-8295-48ecec946e72?clipfocus=p00wdnvrSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 11 mins
King Charles chats to Huw Stephens
- King Charles - Interview with Huw Stephenshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cfjbp.jpg2012-04-08T01:00:00ZHuw Stephens is joined by the marvellous mustachioed King Charles.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/fed809c7-6615-4d9f-8295-48ecec946e72?clipfocus=p00pxd3kSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 8 mins
King Charles - Interview with Huw Stephens
- King Charles - Love Lusthttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c6djk.jpg2009-06-26T00:00:00ZKing Charles performing Love Lust live on the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury Festival 2009.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/fed809c7-6615-4d9f-8295-48ecec946e72?clipfocus=p00d70t0Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 4 mins
King Charles - Love Lust
- King Charles – Behind the scenes at Glastonbury 2009http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c69sg.jpg2009-06-26T00:00:00ZBBC Introducing talks to newcomer King Charles backstage at the BBC Introducing tent at Glastonbury 2009.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/fed809c7-6615-4d9f-8295-48ecec946e72?clipfocus=p00d6dnfSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
King Charles – Behind the scenes at Glastonbury 2009
- King Charles - Brightest Lightshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c68h9.jpg2009-06-26T00:00:00ZKing Charles performing Brightest Lights live on the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury Festival 2009.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/fed809c7-6615-4d9f-8295-48ecec946e72?clipfocus=p00d5fn3Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 5 mins
King Charles - Brightest Lights
- King Charles - Time Of Eternityhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c6898.jpg2009-06-26T00:00:00ZKing Charles performing Time Of Eternity live on the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury Festival 2009.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/fed809c7-6615-4d9f-8295-48ecec946e72?clipfocus=p00d5dfvSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 5 mins
King Charles - Time Of Eternity
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King Charles, (born Charles Costa, 6 May 1985) is a singer-songwriter from West London.
Charles plays the guitar, piano, and cello. He is also a classically trained singer and performed in his school's choir. He began writing songs when he was 17, and in 2009, he won the International Songwriting Competition by unanimous vote.
Charles studied at St Paul's School, then going on to study sociology for two terms at Durham University, Charles returned to London in 2007, adopted the pseudonym King Charles, and formed a band, Adventure Playground, which toured with Laura Marling and Noah and the Whale before disbanding in 2008. He has also gone on tour around the UK and The United States alongside Mumford and Sons.
In 2009 he became the first ever Brit to win the International Songwriting Competition in Nashville for his song 'Love Lust.'. The competition was judged by Tom Waits, Jeff Beck, Loretta Lynn and Jerry Lee Lewis, and following this victory King Charles was signed by Universal Republic/Island.